What’s all the fuss about a Leap Year? A Leap Year is 366 days and it only comes once every four years. So let’s really enjoy the last days of February – especially February 29! Here are our picks for the weekend.


1. Hops, Hops and more Hops

Friday, Feb. 26, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, Spinnerstown Hotel, 2195 Spinnerstown Rd., Quakertown, PA

 Beer with Hops, Ninkasi Brewing Facebook

Without the hops, it’s hard to be happy. If you’re a hoppy beer enthusiast, the Spinnerstown Hotel is the place to be. This Friday, February 26 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm, there will be hoppy beers on tap. Pay as you go, and note that some beers may move around or be switched out. The following will be on tap:

  • Ninkasi Total Domination IPA
  • Dogfish Head 120 (2014)
  • Founders Azzacca
  • Half Acre Gone Away IPA
  • Alpine Duet
  • New Belgium Citradelic
  • Fat Heads Head Hunter
  • Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
  • Bull Frog Hopsphyxciatoin with Oranges
  • AleSmith 2X Red IPA
  • DC Brau Alpha Domina Mellis Double IPA
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack
  • Ballast Point Sculpin
  • Russian River Pliny the Elder

2. Fish Fry

Friday, Feb. 26, 5 – 7 pm, Riegelsville Fire Company, 333 Delaware Rd., Rigelsville, PA

 Fish Fry, Pixabay

For people who are abstaining from eating meat during Lent—and even those that aren’t—, the Riegelsville Fire Company is frying up some fish this Friday. No matter the religion, you’ll be doing a good deed just by eating the food. All proceeds support the fire company. The fish dinner is from 5 – 7 pm. In the past, the fire company has seen anywhere from 140 – 150 guests, so make it a full house and grab your friends. [The fire company will hold the fish fry every Friday evening until March 25.]

3. Maple Sugar Day

Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 am – 1 pm, Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 N. Chapman Rd., Doylestown, PA
Pouring Sap, The Pondhole

Learn how maple sugar was collected and made during the pioneer days at the Peace Valley Nature Center this Saturday. Walk into the woods to bring back maple sap to turn into the pancake’s best friend. Taste real syrup and compare it to the maple sugar and the taste of the sap itself. Waffles with maple syrup will be available for sale the day of the event. This free walk will be from 11 am – 1 pm, so dress for the weather! This is a great family friendly event.

4. Culinary Education Class

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2 – 3:30 pm, Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna, PA

Wine and Dinner, Sand Castle Winery

When I’m looking for a good wine to pair with a special dinner, I find myself wandering aimlessly up and down the rows, unsure as to which wine will pair with my chicken or steak. If you spend an afternoon at Sand Castle Winery with CIA  graduate, Chef Scott Zabower, you can solve this dilemma.  He’ll show you how to prepare pork tenderloin three different ways and which wine will pair well. Full wine tasting is from 2 – 2:30 pm, and then the rest of the time will be the food and wine pairing demonstration. Buy tickets here for $45. Limited seating available.

5. Firehouse Breakfast

Sunday, Feb. 28, 8 am – 12 pm, Haycock Fire Company, 850 Old Bethlehem Road, Quakertown, PA


Breakfast, Haycock Fire Company Facebook

Celebrate the last few days of February with some breakfast. At the Haycock Fire Company in Quakertown, the whole family can enjoy a good, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. The fire company will be serving breakfast from 8 am – 12 pm. Adults are $7, children from ages four to seven are $5, and children three and under eat free. There will be pancakes, french toast, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, plain and seasoned potatoes, cream chipped beef, toast, fruit cocktail, and homemade desserts.

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6. Whisk(e)y 101

Sunday, Feb. 28, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, The Temperance House, 5 S. State Street, Newtown, PA

tasting-whiskey-social

It’s chilly outside…time to warm up with some whiskey!

WHISKEY 101 is an opportunity to learn more about whisk(e)y. What is the difference between bourbon and scotch? What makes an Irish whiskey distinct from other whiskeys? Why is Japanese whisky becoming a so popular among scotch drinkers? Why are some scotches so smoky and others more sweet or floral?

Answer these questions and many more as you explore six whiskeys from all over the world, led by Laura Fields of Dram Devotees of Bucks County. You will taste Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch, Nikka Single Malt Japanese Whisky, Tullamore Dew, Dad’s Hat Straight Rye Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Bourbon, and Highland Park Single Malt Scotch.

There will be prizes and raffles as well!

 

Have a great weekend!

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